Intellectual Property Searching, Registration and Portfolio Management
Most business hold an array on intellectual property rights such as trade marks, copyright works, designs, patents and domain names, however far fewer actively manage these rights.
We conduct portfolio audits to help businesses identify their assets and then to manage them through use of our specialist IP asset management software. This ensures that all relevant deadline such as renewal dates are not missed, details of disputes are kept to hand and that assignments, licences and coexistence agreements are linked to relevant rights. Clients appreciate the ability to give them online access to our software enabling them to check progress and print off reports from their own PC.
Our services include:
- portfolio audits
- specialist IP portfolio management software
- free IP data upload
- automated deadline reminders
- 24 hour client online access to their data
AdSlogans21 May 2019
‘Just Do it’; ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’;‘Every Little Helps’: Straplines and slogans constitute some of the most iconic branding created yet checking that a new line has not been previously used poses particular difficulties from a brand clearance perspective. AdSlogans is a long established and unique specialist search tool designed to meet this need.
European Union Trade Mark Opposition Procedure21 May 2019
The European Union trade mark (“EUTM”) opposition procedure is a process that enables third parties to prevent EUTM applications from achieving registration in certain circumstances.
New gTLD domain21 May 2019
In one of the most far reaching developments to effect the internet since its creation, in January 2012 ICANN will start the process of releasing potentially hundreds of top level domain names for use by brand owners or as generic references. This presents unparalleled opportunities and risks for all brand owners, and only the best prepared are likely to meet those challenges.
LSNetminder - Domain Name Management & Dispute Resolution21 May 2019
It is now very rare to come across a business without any online presence. As a result, domain names have become a crucial aspect of intellectual property and one which requires careful management. Unauthorised third party registrations are now much more prevalent with fraudulent activity such as phishing and cyber squatting.
Trade Mark and Domain Name Watch Services21 May 2019
There is a temptation for trade mark owners to breathe a sigh of relief as they eventually file their trade mark applications. It is often the culmination of months of work searching for any prior rights and perhaps investigating, negotiating, cancelling or acquiring such rights. It is an end, but only to the beginning of a brand’s lifecycle. Once the application is filed, this is when the brand protection programme begins in earnest.
Trade Mark ‘Use’ Requirements21 May 2019
The purpose of a trade mark registration is to protect marks that are either a) in use; b) intended to be used; or c) are not being used, but with a valid reason.
UK Trade Mark Opposition Procedure21 May 2019
The opposition procedure is a process that enables third parties to prevent trade mark applications from achieving registration in certain circumstances.